Dr Richard Howells was a guest on Sky News yesterday, being interviewed about the ITV telephone scandal. Howells commented this was far more about trust than money, and that serious errors had been made, albeit in a misguided attempt to make more entertaining programmes. It was a problem that spread across network boundaries. It was partly the result of short-term thinking, working and employment practices in the industry. Howells also commented on the fact that the ITV announcement had been on the same day as the BBC job losses.